Paradise Redefined: Transnational Chinese Students and the Quest for Flexible Citizenship in the Developed World

Paradise Redefined Transnational Chinese Students and the Quest for Flexible Citizenship in the Developed World In Vanessa Fong offered a groundbreaking ethnographic exploration of the social economic and psychological development of children born since China s one child policy was introduced in He

  • Title: Paradise Redefined: Transnational Chinese Students and the Quest for Flexible Citizenship in the Developed World
  • Author: Vanessa L. Fong
  • ISBN: 9780804772679
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 2004, Vanessa Fong offered a groundbreaking ethnographic exploration of the social, economic, and psychological development of children born since China s one child policy was introduced in 1979 Her book Only Hope left readers with a picture of stressed, ambitious adolescents for whom elite status was the ultimate goal, though relatively few were in a position to achieIn 2004, Vanessa Fong offered a groundbreaking ethnographic exploration of the social, economic, and psychological development of children born since China s one child policy was introduced in 1979 Her book Only Hope left readers with a picture of stressed, ambitious adolescents for whom elite status was the ultimate goal, though relatively few were in a position to achieve it.In Paradise Redefined, Fong tracks the experiences of many in her initial cohort of Chinese only children now college age as they study abroad in Australia, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, North America, and Singapore While earning a prestigious college education in China is the main path to elite status, study abroad provides an alternative channel by offering a particularly flexible developed world citizenship This flexible citizenship promises the potential for greater happiness and freedom afforded by transnational mobility, but also brings with it unexpected suffering, ambivalence, and disappointment Paradise Redefined offers insights into China s globalization by examining the expectations and experiences that affect how various Chinese students make decisions about studying abroad, staying abroad, immigration, and returning home.

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    1. Vanessa Fong's Paradise Redefined: Transnational Chinese Students and the Quest for Flexible Citizenship in the Developed World (2004) addresses the increasing transnational flow of students from China, who are playing a key role as agents of globalization. Built on previous research on the first generation of Chinese born after the one-child policy began in 19791, the focus of her most recent book is on 92 Chinese singleton students she had the chance to know in Dalian in the late 1990s and who [...]

    2. A through study of approximately 100 students from China that travel to developed countries for education and the consequences that encounter. Some are successful and but most are not. An interesting read.

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